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의료형사범죄화와 의사면허기구 설립
저자 : 안덕선
게재날짜 : 2019. 9. 19.
학회지 : 대한의사협회지 2019년 09월호 시론
This study aimed to suggest the justification for a self-regulatory body for medical licenses in Korea by
reviewing recent cases of physician arrests for medical accidents in Korea. A number of recent cases of
medical mistakes have been criminalized by courts in Korea, leading to widespread concern and fear
throughout the healthcare community. Without a profession-led self-regulation system ever having
been introduced in Korea, there is no alternative method for disciplining doctors other than through
criminal tort law. It is expected that the volume of malpractice lawsuits will increase rapidly in Korea as
the government ambitiously expands its plans for universal health coverage. Instead of facing criminal
charges, however, doctors must put forth an effort to introduce a contemporary form of medical
regulation, with more advanced disciplinary measures against substandard practice.
The Korean Medical Association has undertaken the challenging mandate of establishing a new
professional regulatory body to provide a tribunal and disciplinary system for the medical profession.
It has proven difficult to persuade doctors of its purpose and value, as the majority do not yet fully
grasp the very foreign concept of self-regulation. Moving forward, however, it will eventually become
the responsibility of doctors to persuade society, lawmakers, government, and patient interest groups of
the necessity and viability of self-regulation, which may also prove challenging. Despite these predictable
challenges, it is imperative that Korean doctors solve the issue of creating a new, modern regulatory
body capable of effective
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